No party? How old is boss?
I found it interesting when I read an article this morning that said baby boomers -- the group that is graying and most often in charge -- are the bosses least likely to throw a holiday party, according to a newly released survey by American Express. One consultant said boomers are just fed up with people coming to the party and complaining. Younger bosses are more likely to consider bonuses this year, according to the survey.
According to a poll of large companies, only 85 percent are throwing parties this year -- the third lowest rate of business parties in the 19 years that Battalia Winston International has been conducting the survey.
At the party this weekend, a group of us were discussing how nice it would be to get a bonus instead of a party. But my husband insisted that although his company gives bonuses, employees still want and expect some type of party.
If your boss decided against a party this year, let me hear from you. Was it okay with you? Would you rather have cash or a gift than a holiday party?